High-demand jobs, high-cost education
Community colleges often struggle to afford the facilities and instructors needed to educate students for high-demand fields like microelectronics and biotech. More are getting creative.
Texas poised to tie community college funding to ‘value’ and jobs
The state’s community colleges have been starved for resources. A new proposal would boost state funding by $650M—and tie much of it to economic outcomes.
Community college rolls out Local Econ 101 for staff
Lorain County Community College is credentialing their advising and career staff in regional economics—in hopes of connecting more students to in-demand jobs.
What happens when the ‘hybrid college’ goes virtual?
PelotonU, a pioneer of the hybrid college, is rethinking its approach in the wake of the pandemic. We talked to the nonprofit's co-founders about what has proven essential (coaching, and a lot of it) and what is open to change.
Missouri tries a new playbook—treating the unemployed like college applicants
The state is working with the company Wiley to recruit dislocated workers for education and training, rather than waiting for them to show up.
Company-sponsored bachelor’s degrees for community college students
Under project led by GetSet Learning, companies will pay for bachelor's degree completion—if students commit to work at sponsoring companies for two years.
On-ramps’ recruiting gets tested as they look to grow
On-ramps like Merit America and Year Up are planning for big growth. The question: How fast can they bring in new learners who are a good fit?
The college payoff: ROI and economic mobility
We’ve rounded up the latest research on college ROI and economic mobility so you don’t have to.
Adult learners in N.C. are teaching community colleges a thing or two
Five community colleges in North Carolina piloted a program to bring in new adult learners this fall. The number of takers exceeded expectations—and two thirds of students completed or re-enrolled.
Google creates $100M training fund for good tech jobs
The Google Career Certificates Fund will provide no-interest loans for 20,000 Americans to get training and support to move into high-paying, high-growth jobs in tech.